Misdemeanor convictions in South Dakota
Can prisoners vote in jail? Generally, yes.
You do not lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in South Dakota. If you are incarcerated for a misdemeanor you should check voter registration status, register to vote if necessary, and request an absentee ballot from office administrators at your complex.
You can vote while awaiting trial for any charge, even if incarcerated, as long as you have not lost your right to vote due to a prior conviction.
Felony conviction in South Dakota
Can felons vote in South Dakota?
You lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a felony. You can't vote while incarcerated, while on probation, or while on parole. Your right to vote is automatically restored once you complete your full sentence, including paying all fines and fees.
Next steps for restoring voting rights in South Dakota
If your sentence is completed, including parole, probation, and payment of all fines and fees, you may register to vote and cast a ballot.
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